A Union Township man accused of sexually abusing two 12-year-old girls will remain in custody for the time being after a district judge denied his request for bail reduction Wednesday.

Bail for Timothy Allen, 69, stands at a total of $100,000 — $50,000 per case — in connection to the alleged abuse in 2012 an 2018.

State police at Huntingdon say that in September last year, they received a report from Children and Youth Services regarding a girl who alleges she was abused by Allen at his home between May and September 2018.

Police say the victim alleges Allen touched her in an inappropriate manner.

While investing the claims, the arresting office found that Allen was the subject of a prior investigation involving another 12-year-old child who claimed Allen abused her in a simple manner from January through December 2012.

Allen is charged with two counts each of felony 3 indecent assault on a person under age 13, felony 3 corruption of minors, misdemeanor 2 indecent assault and summary harassment.

Allen’s attorney, Huntingdon County Chief Public Defender Fred Gutshall, asked Magisterial District Judge Rufus Brenneman Wednesday morning to lower his client’s bail, citing his client’s age and longtime residency in Huntingdon County, among reasons.

Gutshall also noted Allen’s record is clear except for a boating under the influence charge dating back to 2002.

Huntingdon County Assistant District Attorney Julia Wilt said she favor keeping bail as is.

“Given the nature of the allegations and that there are two victims, we believe bail is appropriate,” Wilt said.

Brenneman elected not to alter bail, saying he’s considering the alleged victims.

While before Brenneman, Allen waived his preliminary hearing on charges. He is scheduled for formal arraignment April 2 in the court of common pleas.

Rebecca can be reached at dnews@huntingdondailynews.com.

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